A Dictionary of English Slang & Colloquialisms of the UK | British Slang

Words beginning with:  A . B . C . D . E . F . G . H . I . J . K . L . M . N . O . P . Q . R . S . T . U . V . W . X . Y . Z .  Abbreviations used

A monster online slang dictionary of the rich colourful language we call slang... all from a British perspective, with new slang added every month. A brief essay outlining the parameters of this dictionary and information on slang can be read in the slang introduction which, to avoid disappointment, I'd recommend reading before suggesting slang for inclusion in the dictionary. Should you wish to do further research I have presented

a selection of good source material... books (you remember those don't you?), on the bibliography page. You can also catch the dictionary of slang on Twitter. Finally, don't forget the articles on slang and language, including ones on Gordon Bennett, Cockney rhyming slang, the full monty and nadsat glossary.

A monster online slang dictionary of the rich colourful language we call slang... all from a British perspective, with new slang added every month. A brief essay outlining the parameters of this dictionary and information on slang can be read in the slang introduction which, to avoid disappointment, I'd recommend reading before suggesting slang for inclusion in the dictionary. Should you wish to do further research I have presented a selection of good source material... books, (you remember those don't you?) on the bibliography page. You can also catch the dictionary of slang on Twitter. Finally, don't forget the articles on slang and language, including ones on Gordon Bennett, Cockney rhyming slang, the full monty and nadsat glossary.

The Slang Dictionary

Some of the things you'll find on this online slang dictionary website.

Introduction to Slang

A few words about slang, this dictionary, dialect and what expressions this website lists, and why? Yes, it's the introduction.

A-Z of slang

Peruse the slang listings at your leisure via the alphabeticised listing, starting with A.

Slang Links

Links to other slang and language resources that can be found on the Internet, and that are worth a visit.

Suggest Slang

Your chance to influence what's listed in the dictionary, assuming it passes our stringent rules - this is not the Urban Dictionary, afterall ;-) Suggest slang or contact us.

Slang Bibliography

Some recommended reading material in that old but still popular format, the printed book.

Slang on Twitter

Keep up to date about the English language and slang and follow the dictionary of slang on twitter.

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